[Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
goodfolks at charter.net
Tue Jun 29 14:46:56 UTC 2010
I'm not sure, Brian, but I'll be making a trip to the Apple store to discuss
the rate for use of it. If nothing else it is a hand-held, portable scanner
usable in restaurants, stores and on the go.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bryan Schulz" <b.schulz at sbcglobal.net>
To: "NFB of Missouri Mailing List" <nfbmo at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: [Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
> any chance these phones have an option for not having to pay 30-60 bucks a
> Bryan Schulz
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Fred Olver" <goodfolks at charter.net>
> To: <Blindad at babel-fish.us>; <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org>
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> Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:17 AM
> Subject: [Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
>> the I phone will have an OCR app soon. thus no need to pay two grand
>> for the kurzweil reader , phone , and talks or moble speak. the 3 g as
>> well as the new 4g phone will work with this OCR software. and the I
>> phone has it's own speech software which is FREE. So go and listen to
>> the file below and see for yourself.
>> SayText is an app designed especially for the visually impaired and by
>> the way, it's free! In a few words to describe it's use, you need to
>> place the iPhone on the center of a document. There's a big button for
>> starting the tool, tap it. ?Slowly elevate the i Phohne upwards from the
>> document until you hear a beep sound - this indicates, that the document
>> is now fully in frame and the camera will shoot automatically, when the
>> picture is stable / focused. ?Now only thing you have to do, is to wait
>> for a few seconds. (You can tap the screen to hear the OCR progress, e.g.
>> OCR 35%). ?When the OCR is ready you can start the voiceover to read the
>> document out loud. The app should come to Appstore in a week or so. There
>> is a website for SayText:
>> There's also a video, where Mr. Heikki Ekola, a totally blind person uses
>> it. He's representing the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired -
>> You can find the video here:
>> This video is also at the SayText homepage.
>> Fred Olver
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